Tuesday 21 November 2017

Man bailed over body in rubbish

A man who was arrested after a woman was discovered dead in south Belfast has been bailed by police.

The 28-year-old was quizzed by detectives in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, after Julie Ann Watson (37) was found in Donegall Avenue in the city last April.

The remains of Ms Watson were found among rubbish during the clearance of a house.

A post-mortem examination revealed that her body may have been in the vacant property for more than a year.

Argentinians in Falklands row

Riot police and protesters are squaring off outside the British Embassy in Buenos Aires amid an escalating diplomatic dispute over the Falkland Islands.

A small crowd of demonstrators turned out yesterday after British Prime Minister David Cameron accused Argentina of "colonialism" over its claims to the islands because the inhabitants wanted to remain British.

Argentine Vice-President Amado Boudou and Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said he was ignoring history.

Google shares down over 9pc

Google's money-making machine misfired badly in the fourth quarter as its advertising prices fell during the holiday marketing season.

The results announced on Thursday fell way below the lofty expectations of stock market analysts, causing Google's shares to plunge more than 9pc after the numbers were released.

Google earned $2.7bn (¤2bn) or $8.22 (¤6.35) per share, during October to December -- a 6pc increase on the same time in 2010.

Pet cat alive after shooting

A pet cat has escaped death by a whisker after being shot with an airgun for the third time.

Sandy, a 12-year-old ginger tom from North Shields in north-east England, had already used up two of his nine lives after being shot in his stomach and rump a few years ago.

But he now faces having a leg amputated after being hit in the shoulder by a pellet fired from an air rifle.

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses.

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